PTS Pod Hemoglobin A1C

PTS Pod Hemoglobin A1C

Samples are collected at the point-of-care and sent to a lab. Within 3 to 5 days after lab receives the pod, results are available for download from a secure website. This pod tests hemoglobin A1C levels as part of a diabetic treatment or screening plan.

Professional use only
Pods must be drop-shipped from PTS Diagnostics.
Account with CoreMedical Labs is necessary.
CoreMedical Labs will send pre-printed/bar coded requisition forms.

Our Price:$16.95/unit
Tests/box: 1 unit/box
Minimum order: 1

PTS Pod Hemoglobin A1C

This is a PROFESSIONAL product ONLY. It is not meant to be used by consumers.

The PTS Pod system offers a variety of different lab-based tests. The Hemoglobin A1C panel is used to monitor A1C levels after a diabetes diagnosis has been given.

A1C

After a diabetes diagnosis, the A1C test is used to monitor your diabetes treatment plan. Since the A1C test measures your average blood sugar level for the past two to three months instead of your blood sugar level at a point in time, it is a better reflection of how well your diabetes treatment plan is working overall.

Your doctor will likely use the A1C test when you're first diagnosed with diabetes. This also helps establish a baseline A1C level. The test may then need to be repeated while you're learning to control your blood sugar.

Later, how often you need the A1C test depends on the type of diabetes you have, your treatment plan and how well you're managing your blood sugar.

For example, the A1C test may be recommended:

  • Twice a year if you have type 2 diabetes, you don't use insulin, and your blood sugar level is consistently within your target range
  • Three to four times a year if you have type 1 diabetes
  • Four times a year if you have type 2 diabetes, you use insulin to manage your diabetes, or you have trouble keeping your blood sugar level within your target range
You may need more frequent A1C tests if your doctor changes your diabetes treatment plan or you begin taking a new diabetes medication.

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